German cybercops working to keep the Internet safe with digital forensics

Criminals value the unlimited freedom and anonymity that they get on the Internet. But cybercops and digital forensic experts are working to change that.

We are used to seeing police officers doing street patrols. And the Internet is no different – cybercops carry out daily patrols on the Net as well. And they know all the virtual trouble spots – just as well as a cop knows their beat. But compared to their colleagues on the streets, cybercops don’t do a lot of walking around. Most of their work takes place in front of a computer screen. “Digital forensics is a relatively new science, which involves analyzing, securing and processing digital evidence,” explains Steve Kovacs, who heads a masters’ program in digital forensics at Albstadt-Sigmaringen University…

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